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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Sunday 5 March 1967
Type:Silhouette image of generic U16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman HU-16E Albatross
Operator:United States Coast Guard
Registration: 1240
C/n / msn: G-61
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Missing
Airplane fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:Gulf of Mexico (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:St. Petersburg International Airport, FL (PIE/KPIE), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Albatross amphibian plane failed to return from a rescue mission. It took off in response to a distress signal from a fishing boat near the Carrabelle sea buoy in the Gulf of Mexico.

Sources:
» US Coast Guard Aircraft Serial Numbers
» St. Petersburg Times - Mar 7, 196


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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